The National Society of High School ScholarsNSHSS

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Scholarship Opportunities

NSHSS works to continuously provide scholarship opportunities to our members to defray the costs associated with college and life-changing educational programs. A variety of scholarships are available for high school students to support college tuition at the accredited college or university of the member’s choosing, study abroad programs and special leadership and skills development programs through NSHSS partners. 

College members also have access to scholarships to further support their collegiate studies, as well as opportunities to attend exclusive conferences such as Clinton Global Initiative University and the annual Nobel Prize week festivities in Stockholm, Sweden.  

NSHSS is a long-time member and supporter of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), a nonprofit, membership association that advances the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. NSPA was established in 1999 by Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation,, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Scholarship America to facilitate the creation of scholarship best practices, encourage professional development and to establish cooperative relationships among scholarship providers.

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Scholarship updates are posted monthly in our newsletter Scholarship Updates article and weekly during the academic year in our "Scholarship Sunday" postings on our facebook page. As scholarships open, they are posted online in your member dashboard under "Apply for Scholarships" once you are logged in. Be sure to set your contact preferences on your member profile to allow communication from NSHSS in order to have scholarship details sent to you.

For most scholarships, you will need to include a personal statement; resume of honors, awards, leadership activities, extracurricular activities, and community service; educator recommendation; transcript, and photo. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, you may submit one transcript and recommendation to use for multiple scholarships. The educator recommendation form is online and the link is provided in the scholarship applications. Review all guidelines for particular scholarships before submitting the application.

NSHSS Partner Program Important Information


Next Deadline


Monday, June 1, 2015

Thermo Fisher Scientific STEM Scholarships 2015

Four $2,500 scholarships for NSHSS college members pursuing a major and career in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). • Personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions provided on application • Transcript • Educator recommendation • Resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities, internships and employment history Application Questions: These scholarships are being awarded to students pursuing STEM careers. Please respond to one of the following questions in a statement of up to 500 words. A. How do your career aspirations align with the mission of Thermo Fisher Scientific? Mission: To enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. B. How do you demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific’s core values of innovation, integrity, intensity and involvement? *Rising sophomores and juniors are eligible

Friday, June 12, 2015

Macquarie University NSHSS Tuition Scholarship

The aim of the Macquarie University Vice-Chancellors Merit scholarship is to offer NSHSS members the opportunity to gain a world renowned Bachelors or Master Degree from a prestigious Australian University. The scholarship is intended for use in Semester 2, 2015 (July start date). Value: The value of the scholarship is $10,000AUD which will be a one off-payment deducted from the student’s first semesters tuition. Priority areas: In accordance with the NSHSS founding values and Macquarie University’s programs, the following areas have been identified as priority areas for the scholarship: Master of International Relations Master of International Communications Master of International Public Diplomacy Master of Environment Bachelor of International Studies Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Bachelor of Arts in International Communications Bachelor of Environment Students who apply for one of more of the above programs will be given priority however, other areas will be considered. Requirements: Students must be a NSHSS member and U.S. resident with a current GPA or 3.0 out of 4 or equivalent.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is providing NSHSS members with the opportunity to attend the Global Leaders Conference Experience this summer August 1-8, 2015, which includes admission to the Pre-Youth Assembly program at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus in New Jersey (August 1 – 4, 2015); 2015 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York City from August 5 – 7, 2015; and a volunteer service project in New York City (August 8, 2015). Participants must be 16 years of age by July 31, 2015. All members who sign up for the Platinum Event Package, which includes admission to the Pre-Assembly program at FDU, Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations, and a volunteer service project in New York City, receive a $200 discount and will be considered for one of two full program scholarships. Register at Look for the “Book Now” tab and apply as an individual. In the form, clearly indicate “National Society for High School Scholars” as applicant’s affiliation. The total cost of the program for NSHSS members is $2,070 (which includes the $200 discount and $50 administration fee credit.) Members ages 16-24 are eligible to apply.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Aflac Scholar Awards 2015

NSHSS partner Aflac is providing $2,500 scholarships for students graduating high school in 2015 who demonstrate financial need and are interested in majoring in one of the following areas: business, communications, finance/economics, marketing/advertising/sales, health-related fields, technology, or public relations. Apply online in the member dashboard: Deadline to apply: June 30, 2015 The scholarship is for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please review the following application requirements before submitting your application: 1. Personal statement required of up to 500 words answering one of 2 questions below: Question A: In what ways have you contributed to responsible environmental stewardship in your community and school and how do you plan to carry such stewardship forward into your future educational and career path? Question B: Discuss how you have demonstrated in your school career and in your community that you possess the mindset and skills to succeed in a challenging corporate environment. 2. Resume of activities, honors, service, employment, etc. 3. Recommendation by educator submitted online - the recommendation link is provided in the online application. If you have already submitted a recommendation in 2015, you do not need to submit another one. 4. Transcript - if you have already submitted a transcript in 2015 you do not need to submit another one. The transcript may be uploaded or i emailed to:; or it may be mailed to: Aflac Scholarship, NSHSS Headquarters, 1936 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30319. 5. Photo: Required if you have not submitted one already. 6. Brief statement of financial circumstances explaining why you need a scholarship to help you attend college. Address any questions to:

Friday, July 31, 2015

Chegg NSHSS Scholarship

NSHSS partner Chegg is awarding 5 $1,000 college scholarships to NSHSS members in high school. This year’s question asks “Where would you most like to study abroad and why would you choose this location?” Apply on the Chegg website: Responses must be 500 characters (not words) or fewer. U.S. high school members who are at least 16 years old are eligible to apply. Apply by July 31, 2015.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Student Council Application 2015

Application for 2015-2016 NSHSS College Student Council members. Council members are college students who take on a leadership role for high school members through writing articles and blogs or other social media outlets, speaking at events if available, and representing NSHSS.

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